UncategorizedCool, Hollywood Hills Living Room June 19, 2014In case you missed it, make sure you check out yesterday’s post for the inspiration for these boards. Just for a quick recap, I recently finished up a client project and her goal was Cool, Hollywood Hills Living Room. Yesterday’s home gave me tons to work with. Our goal was a lot of layered kilim, mid-century, wood, black and white, and eclectic. Here’s a before of the living room we’re working with: The walls are already Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray and the client really didn’t want to repaint, so we planned around that. It’s a great neutral and light color, so it definitely worked with my design. The client was already planning to build white built-ins on either side of the fireplace, so that will make that wall a lovely focal point. Getting a picture in your head, so far? A little background on the clients’ desires before we get to the mood boards. As we talked about yesterday, she loved the inspiration images, but we both felt that with small children and dogs, we needed to steer clear of layered rugs, especially in a high traffic area like the living room. She also really wanted a leather sofa, but had an existing leather chair she was considering keeping, but wasn’t sure they’d go together. As a part of her Style Proposal, I came up with two different mood board options that have the same/similar accessories, but explore some different seating options, all sticking to her budget. My goal was to stick with a similar color palette and really provide mix-and-match options between the two boards. Here’s the first: Turner Leather Sofa | Armless Gray Chair | Oval Mid-century Coffee Table | White Leather Butterfly Chair | San Francisco Bridge Art | San Francisco Word Art | San Francisco Graphic Art | Floor Lamp | Kilim Pillow on Couch | Fringe Pillow on Couch | Into the Wild Pillow | Kilim Pillow on Butterfly Chair | Kilim Lumbar for Gray chairs | The gold end table is from Target, but they no longer have it. My client had purchased it before we began working together and wanted me to incorporate it into the design. I love this room so much, I want to redo mine just like it. I started with the leather couch as inspiration. My first choice for the leather couch was the Maxwell Sofa from Restoration Hardware. I love the lines of it, but it left very little room in the budget for any accessories or other furniture, which was kind of important. My client, though, after seeing it as an option has actually decided to go with it and just take a little time on filling in the rest, so I’m really happy! I think it’ll look great with the design. It has similar lines as the one in the mood board, so you can picture how everything will turn out. Since we loved layered kilim, but it wasn’t practical on the floors, I tried to layer several kilim prints for an eclectic feel that really channels that inspiration home. For the rug, we looked for a while at old kilims, but couldn’t find one with the right dimensions. I love the soul of original kilims, but it can be really hard to find a large one for a room this size. So, we decided to go with the black and white Kite Kilim from West Elm. It still has the right pattern, but then lets the kilim pillows shine. The client lived in San Francisco for a while and really wanted art to reflect that. To me, the leather sofa and the Into the Wild pillow gave this board a little edge, which is always a plus in my book. Now, onto the second option: Dekalb Sofa | Orange Mid-century Chair | Moroccan Pouf | Gold Floor Lamp | San Francisco Bridge Art | San Francisco Word Art | Kilim Pillow on Couch | Fringe Pillow on Couch | Kilim Pillow on Leather Chair | Kilim Lumbar for Orange chairs | Ashley Goldberg Early Morning Art Print The goal of this mood board was to utilize her leather chair that she currently had. Our goal here was eclectic, so I didn’t want to do a leather sofa with the leather chair. She loved the shape of West Elm’s Dekalb Sofa and the gray makes it really durable for kids. Pulling colors from the kilim pillows, I chose the orange/coral chairs from Urban Outfitters. I love the pop of color that they provide! As you can see, a lot of the art and accessories is the same with only a few slight changes. And the best part, as I said above, is that these two mood boards could be totally mixed. In fact, I think that’s what my client has decided to go with! She loves the Maxwell Leather Sofa and the look of a leather sofa with the accessories. But her favorite are the orange/coral chairs, so she’ll be bringing in two of those. I had the best time working on this project and I think we did a pretty good job of channeling that gorgeous inspiration home into a practical version that really worked for my clients’ family! *** For more information on Style Proposals, check out my Services tab. In addition to these mood boards, my client’s Style Proposal included a space planning diagram and tailored styling advice to her project. She wanted bookshelf styling tips and accessories for them, so she got that along with coffee table styling accessories and tips. I would love to help you on any project you can dream up for your home or an event! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.